Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries: A Publisher and his Friends 2 Volume Set: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, with an Account of the Origin and Progress of the House, 1768-1843

Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries: A Publisher and his Friends 2 Volume Set: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, with an Account of the Origin and Progress of the House, 1768-1843

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This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 takes the story up to 1818, and Volume 2 finishes with an assessment of Murray's publishing career.
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  • Paperback | 1092 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 32mm | 1,370g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 110807393X
  • 9781108073936

Table of contents

Volume 1: Preface; 1. John MacMurray or Murray; 2. John Murray (II); 3. Murray and Constable; 4. Marmion, Domestic Cookery, the Edinburgh Review; 5. Origin of the Quarterly Review; 6. George Ellis and William Gifford; 7. The Quarterly launched; 8. Publishing business; 9. Murray and Gifford; 10. Lord Byron's works, 1812 to 1814; 11. Mr Murray's removal to 50 Albemarle Street; 12. Murray's drawing-room; 13. Charles Maturin; 14. Thomas Campbell, John Cam Hobhouse, James Hogg; 15. Lord Byron's dealings with Mr Murray; 16. Lord Byron's dealings with Mr Murray (cont.); 17. Byron's death and the destruction of his memoirs; 18. Blackwood and Murray; 19. Termination of partnership between Murray and Blackwood. Volume 2: 20. Works published in 1817-18; 21. Mr Southey and the Quarterly; 22. Hallam, Basil Hall, Crabbe, etc.; 23. Memoirs of Lady Hervey, Horace Walpole, Belzoni, etc.; 24. Washington Irving, Ugo Foscolo, Lady Caroline Lamb, etc.; 25. Gifford's retirement and death; 26. The Representative; 27. Mr Lockhart as editor of the Quarterly, etc.; 28. Head, Disraeli, Lockhart, etc.; 29. Napier's Peninsular War, etc.; 30. Moore's Life of Byron; 31. Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Carlyle, Sir Francis Head; 32. Various authors' correspondence; 33. Literary ladies; 34. Scrope, Hallam, Gladstone, etc.; 35. Murray's 'Handbooks'; 36. George Borrow, Richard Ford, etc.; 37. John Murray as a publisher; Index.
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